My Growing Pains

Season 7, Ep 5, Aired 11/29/07
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  • Episode Description
  • The Sacred Heart staff has to deal with their inner children, when J.D. and Turk remember their first prank, Dr. Cox has a ten year old Leukemia patient and Dr. Kelso celebrates his birthday.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mike Schwartz

  • Zach Braff

  • Donald Faison

    Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

  • John C. McGinley

    Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox

  • Ken Jenkins

    Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso

  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • 705

    By Canogaparkcindy, Sep 16, 2010

  • This one has hilarious moments all over!

    By chovez, Nov 22, 2008

  • Not that good but still awesome

    By Moeabbad, May 02, 2008

  • Hilarious, and a good moral story. one of the funniest episodes, hooch is crazy!

    By my_bad, Feb 04, 2008

  • Jd starts to realize he needs to be more mature. Dr. Cox is shocked that a 10-year-old's parents don't want to tell him he has Leukeimia and we learn Dr.Kelso has been lying about his age.

    By Taylorboast4, Feb 03, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Janitor: (elevator opens) You're old! Yes! I've been saying that when the door opens for the last two hours, and I finally got my man! (As the elevator door starts to close) Come on, give it up, a little something. (elevator's almost closed) Still got time. (door closes) We'll do it later!

    • Dr. Kelso: What has two thumbs, a funny voice and doesn't give a crap? (weird voice) Bob Kelso! ...I added the funny voice to keep it fresh.

    • Dr. Cox: Who cares about losing your childhood? I damn sure didn't. J.D.: Yeah, because your parents were violently abusive alcoholics. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It was probably very exciting.

    • Turk: Ok, we're both off in an hour, so I planned our plan. J.D.: You just used the same word twice in the same sentence. Turk: You just did too. J.D.: That is so weird that I didn't even notice that I did that. Same word, four times, one sentence! Turk: Dude, you're in the zone. J.D.: I feel it.

    • J.D.: It's just that when I have Sam I'm so busy, you know? We're up at 6, I feed him, I bathe him, then it's poopy time, then it's his poopy time.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates: Denmark: March 26, 2008 on TV3 Venezuela: May 20, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television Sweden: July 5, 2008 on TV6 Germany: October 1, 2008 on ProSieben

    Trivia (12)

    • Dr. Kelso's age is inconsistent. In "My Kingdom," Dr. Cox puts up a sign that says Kelso's year of birth is 1947, but in this episode, it's said that his year of birth is 1942.

    • J.D. said Sam couldn't pretend to kiss Izzy in the park scene until Sam could hold his head up for real. However, J.D. only held Sam's head when he mentioned having to hold his head. Before that line and after, Sam was holding his own head up without J.D.'s help.

    • Although it has been alluded before, it was now confirmed that Dr. Cox's parents were violently abusive alcoholics.

    • Dr. Cox reveals that he's 47.

    • Zach Braff stated in the audio commentary that Neil Flynn improvised most of the "bells" shot.

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    Allusions (3)

    • The Addams Family: When the Janitor pops into the scene when Elliot is trying to find out Kelso's age he says, "You rang?" Lurch, the butler from the Addams Family would appear immediately and respond, "You rang?" when the family pulled a bell.

    • "Growing Pains" is the title of a TV series which ran from 1985 to 1992.

    • J.D.: His roommate got straight A's that semester without even going to class. J.D. is referencing a common legend, that a college student whose roommate dies will get a 4.0 GPA for the next term.

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